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. i was fives years old and we settled in alabama, right in the heart of some of the most dramatic events that occurred in the civil rights movement. hometown of marion, alabama. pretty dramatic. >> host: now, where do you live now, first of all? >> guest: i live in tuscaloosa, alabama, which is 60 miles up the road but almost in another, more recent century than my small hometown. >> host: and darkroom is a lot about the civil rights movement and some of the experiences that you had. i want to start with your father. what did he do for a living, and what was his experience like? >> guest: my father was a teacher. he had a background also in the ministry. but, um, he was an amateur photographer. he did some freelance work, and that figures centrally in my book, "darkroom." >> host: and i want to ask about his ministering, because he'd been assigned to some churches, and you write about b that in here. what was his experience? >> guest: well, this was, actually, my family's first immigration period. in 1948 my father came to the u.s., and he studied at a seminary in new orleans, and
the act. and then the state of florida, the state of georgia, alabama and other states throughout the nation come along with tactics to make it hard, to make it difficult for people to participate. we should be making it easy and simple and open up the political process and let all of the people come in. amy goodman: explain what the voting rights act said. rep. john lewis: the voting rights act of 1965 said, in effect, that you cannot use a literary test, you cannot have a poll tax, you cannot use certain devices, you cannot harass, you cannot intimidate. and before you make any changes in election laws dealing with registration, changing a precinct, local lines for any political position, you have to get pre-clearance from the department of justice or the federal district court in washington, d.c. so, the state of florida, for an example, never sought to get clearance to purge. and they're hiding behind there may be fraud. that's their own. amy goodman: you were on that selma to montgomery march. this. can you explain what happened, as we go back, what, almost half a century now
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. mississippi, alabama, louisiana or florida, they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana seafood is delicious. we're having such a great year on the gulf, we've decided to put aside our rivalry. now is the perfect time to visit anyone of our states. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride, go fishing or just lay in the sun. we've got coastline to explore and wildlife to photograph. and there's world class dining with our world famous seafood. so for a great vacation this year, come to the gulf. its all fabulous but i give florida the edge. right after mississippi. you mean alabama. say louisiana or there's no dessert. this invitation is brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home. >>> well it's christmas eve and there is always the slight fear of that dreaded gift of fruitcake tomorrow. but when it comes to holiday food as a punch line we have nothing on our friends across the pond where the english enjoy a biz
of alabama, bringing christmas to an abrupt and frightening and. incredible twist is caught on camera. later, a little time spent exercising outside can do more than help shed extra holiday pounds. how the great outdoors can empower your mind. >> after starting out today with snow and ice, we are starting to see a transition to rain. that is good news as the green is starting to creep up from the south. that means the roads should be a little bit better for some. here is a look at 95 add white marsh. you can see the roads are what. there could still be slick spot and travel is still slow at times. 32 degrees at bwi marshall, inner harbor also a above freezing. freezing. a change to rain waiter: here's your check. oh! you--you got it. you know, since i got rid of my car, i really enjoy walking. ok. got it? no, i'm good. announcer: getting pulled over for buzzed driving could cost you around $10,000 in fines, legal fees, and increased insurance rates. oh, you're home early. you live with your mom? announcer: that'll set your game back a few years. buzzed, busted, and broke because buzzed drivi
: and stanford is on their way to the rose bowl. and alabama and georgia batting for a spot in the national toot >> mike: stanford is headed to the rose bowl for the first time since 2000, beating ucla last night. they'll play the winner of the game between nebraska and wisconsin. quarterback kevin hogan was named the game's mvp, completing 16 of 22 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown. seth taylor became stanford's all-time leading yards. >> believed the guys in the locker room now. the guys we recruited, and we recruited thoad guys with that in mind. i've said at it million times, if you can get enough tough, smart, motivated individuals, in one locker room, that like to win, and everything they do, like to be successful, push themselves, push each other if you got that kind of locker room, you can beat anybody. >> mike: now the sec title game. alabama and georgia. winner gets a shot at notre dame for the national championship on january 7th. alabama is the defending national champion and them dogs don't want a repeat. late second quarter, bama trailing. lacy, 41-yard touchdown run. alabama le
the south is blamed for three deaths. video of a tornado touching down near mobile, alabama last night. the tornado blew out transformers leaving thousands without power and damaged homes, high school and a church several injuries are reported this is one of 30 tornadoes that hit the gulf coast region yesterday, coming up, we'll have more on the tornadoes in the south plus the other severe weather that could impact holiday travel. >>> happening right now, the day after christmas that means a lot of you will be heading back to the mall this morning to take advantage of after christmas sales. at the hillsdale shopping center in san mateo some stores like old navy are open now. has been open an hour. big deals today, stores are trying to turn around disappointing holiday sales with deep discounts. new report says holiday sales did increase but only by .7% over the last year. many shoppers will be making returns today. they are advised to check return policies carefully. target is among the stores that has changed its policy this year. the big box retailer has a 30 day return window for el
of the country. >> oh my god look, that's a tornado. oh, wow. >> reporter: skies over mobile, alabama, turned ominous as the storms approached. residents ran for cover as it touched down. >> we stepped out and you could see it doing its thing and then it came behind the church. >> i prayed to god as loud as i cou could, i was praying for my safety and i knew the truck was shaking. i prayed that the truck stayed put and god would protect me and the ones in walgreens. >> reporter: tornado sirens blaired. >> it's right there. >> reporter: many grabbed cameras to catch what appeared to be a funnel cloud forming. >> we have to hurry and get past this. >> reporter: the winds knocked out electricity to more than 20,000 people across the state, damage was widespread, more than 30 reports of tornadoes from texas to alabama. the day got off to a rough start in oklahoma, more than 20 weeks were involved in an early morning accident that shut down interstate 40 joust outside oklahoma city. texas got a double dose of bad weather, a 25-year-old man was killed near houston after a tree fell on his pickup. s
. we need to go. it's right there. >> mobile, alabama, took a real beating. a twister blowing up transformers, leaving more than 25,000 customers without power. reports to damage to homes, a high school, and church. >> it came in behind the church right there, and then all green fluorescent lighting and popping transformers left and right. and we heard the crashing and everything and the power went out. >> i prayed to god as loud as i could, and i was just praying for my safety, and i knew the church was shaking. i just prayed that the church stayed put. >> here is the other half of this story, blizzard conditions blanketing much of the midwest and the northeast will get it next. we have meteorologist bonnie schneider and correspondent george howell monitoring these threats. george, let's begin with you. a lot of tornado sightings in the south overnight. >> drew, we're talking about a storm system that left two people dead on christmas day and 200,000 people waking up this morning without power. a storm system came in throughout the night and some 30 tornadoes reported, according
isolated tornadoes being reported louisiana, southern mississippi, and as well as alabama until 8:00 p.m. tonight. that threat will go away, but then it will push into parts of florida. such as panama city until about 10:00 p.m. we will continue to see the threat of some of these severe weather storms continue through the evening hours as this storm system will continue to trek to the northeast. so, yes, a very large storm and not that great for folks who are headed out traveling about. >> jamie: continuing. folks, be careful out there. merry christmas. learning more about that suspect who set a trap to gun down first responders called to a fire. he left behind a note. in it, he lays out his plan for these multiple murders. according to police in upstate, new york. is he an ex-con named william spangler. he gathered an arsenal before setting his house on fire yesterday. that's when the firefighters responded and he started shooting. >> this was a clear ambush and first responders. spangler had armed himself heavily; taken up area of cover and national depression in a bank near a tree.
, alabama, you can see the flashes as this tornado ripped apart transformers, leading thousands without power. they've got a big clean-up ahead. and while no major injuries were reported, it was a very scary night for a lot of people. >> it's the most horrible feeling in the world, to watch it coming at you, and there's nowhere to go. it was just terrifying. really terrifying. >> that was ellen sear and this is ellen sear's suv, the one she rode out the tornado in, as it was passing right overhead. if this tree had not locked down this suv, ellen may have very well been the first casualty from the historic christmas day outbreak. >> tonight, from boston down to d.c., winds could gust over 50 miles per hour, and flooding could be a problem along the east coast. not welcome news to folks in new jersey, still reeling from hurricane sandy, and now stocking up for what's expected to be a big storm. tonight, new york governor andrew cuomo has activated the state's emergency operation center. he does not want to repeat certainly the fiasco, the power fiasco that followed hurricane sandy. meanw
stanford football, but we will address the alabama crimson tide and a roller coaster wave of a game with a georgia shot at the title on the line. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> number two alabama, number three georgia, do i really have to say more? how about the sec championship and national title game appearance to the winner. georgia lead by 11 late, but here came the crimson tide. aj, 45 yards to amari cooper. they came all the way back to take the lead. final drive for georgia, they have to go to the end zone to win. caught by chris conley who should have let it drop for another shot. time ran out. ball game over, alabama wins 32- 28. they move onto play notre dame in the championship. last night in palo alto, stanford punched its ticket to the rose bowl for the 2009 season. tied at 24 with ucla in the 4 4th. jordan williamson, he nails the go ahead and kick. so one last ditch effort for ucla to try and tie it but wide and short from 52, and stanford seals their rose bowl bid. military >> standing with my teammates on the podium, it kind of hit me, that we made it. >> it will l be --
states folks visit. mississippi, alabama, louisiana or florida, they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana seafood is delicious. we're having such a great year on the gulf, we've decided to put aside our rivalry. now is the perfect time to visit anyone of our states. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride, go fishing or just lay in the sun. we've got coastline to explore and wildlife to photograph. and there's world class dining with our world famous seafood. so for a great vacation this year, come to the gulf. its all fabulous but i give florida the edge. right after mississippi. you mean alabama. say louisiana or there's no dessert. this invitation is brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home. >>> newtown, connecticut, says it's running out of space to store the thousands of donations >>> newtown, connecticut, says it's running out of space to store the thousands of donations made after the shooting spre
mobile alabama. >> possible twisters in texas, louisiana, and mississippi. >> also winter storm watches and warnings into the midwest and portions of upstate -- >> if you see me say high. >> the fiscal cliff is forcing the president so cut short his christmas vacation. >> he would insurablely dare house and senate republicans to oppose. >> inside the home of a gunman who shot and killed two firefighters. >> they believe to have found human remains -- >>> these afghans are dead after a suicide bomber instruct at an air base. >> china has the fastest train in the world, it will travel nearly 200 miles per hour. >> he was stolen from a street in new york city and now thanks to good samaritans the dog is back home. >> whoa! >>> there goes santa! look at that. >> this sad, an alabama fan, a hat, and tickets to the bcs title game. >> we're going to the game! ♪ >>> welcome to cbs this morning. we begin with this powerful storm system that caused a string of tornadoes that damaged buildings and knocked out hour in places like louisiana, mississippi, and alabama. it droppe
alabama. >> reporter: oh, wow. oh, jesus, look at that tornado. >> reporter: in mobile, alabama, a christmas surprise no one wished for. a tornado caught on video as it touched down right this city center. emergency management officials say the twister left lots of damage in its wake blowing out first and second floor windows at the mobile infirmary medical center and the roof at the high school. so far no injuries or death, but wit trees and power lines down tens of thousands are without electricity. one store sent customers scrambling for cover. >> one customer looked out the window and said there's actually a tornado coming. i looked out and you could see the sparks flying and debris flying around. i got everybody together, about seven customers. everybody huddle around we need to go to the back. >> i probably hurt my baby grabbing her and huddling for protection. there was no time. >> reporter: it was a massive storm system that stretched across the nation. earlier a tornado touched down in mcneil, mississippi and several people suffered minor injuries. in texas, one near cr
and dumped snow as far as texas. nbc's chris pallone has the latest from alabama. >> oh, wow, oh, jesus, look at that tornado. >> reporter: in mobile, alabama, a christmas surprise no one wished for. a tornado that touched down right near the emergency center. the twister left lots of damage at its waking blowing out first and second floor floor windows. and tearing off the roof at the high school. with trees and power lines down, tens of thousands are without electricity. the storm sent people scrambling for cover. >> one of the customers looked out the window, and he said there's a tornado coming. i looked out and saw the sparks, the debris, i got everybody, seven customers, and said we need to come in the back. >> i probably hurt my baby grabbing her running for protection because there was no time. >> reporter: the system spun from a massive storm system from the nation's midsection. earlier christmas day, a tornado touched down near mcneil, mississippi, more than a dozen homes were damaged and several people suffered minor damage. in texas, a live stock feed store. and high winds toppled
! it doesn't matter which of our great states folks visit. mississippi, alabama, louisiana or florida, they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana seafood is delicious. we're having such a great year on the gulf, we've decided to put aside our rivalry. now is the perfect time to visit anyone of our states. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride, go fishing or just lay in the sun. we've got coastline to explore and wildlife to photograph. and there's world class dining with our world famous seafood. so for a great vacation this year, come to the gulf. its all fabulous but i give florida the edge. right after mississippi. you mean alabama. say louisiana or there's no dessert. this invitation is brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home. why let constipation stry miralax.? mirlax works differently than other laxatives. it draws water into your colon to unblock your system naturally. don't wait to feel great. miralax. >
, alabama, louisiana or florida, they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana seafood is delicious. we're having such a great year on the gulf, we've decided to put aside our rivalry. now is the perfect time to visit anyone of our states. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride, go fishing or just lay in the sun. we've got coastline to explore and wildlife to photograph. and there's world class dining with our world famous seafood. so for a great vacation this year, come to the gulf. its all fabulous but i give florida the edge. right after mississippi. you mean alabama. say louisiana or there's no dessert. this invitation is brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home. >>> on a in fanasty day like th one, let's not forget that government doesn't control everything. we invest in stocks of individual companies. few things are better than a company with an honest to goodness turnaround story. one that's not dependen
out of the way. here it is. here it is, the final call alabama-georgia. >> 10 seconds, 9, 8 from the game f out corner down at the 5 4, 3, 2, 1. alabama wins. alabama wins. the crimson tide will play again, and they will play for all of the marbles. time to make a little more room in the trophy case. >> that's right. >> bill: oh, my god. >> peter: i'm glad we started off with this clip because you would think that by now, i would be tired of hearing about alabama winning the championship. >> bill: wouldn't think that the that at all. >> peter: the the 23rd win going on to play notre dame. >> bill: you and robert gibbs. >> peter: gibbs is an auburn guy >> bill: playing notre dame? whose side god is on. >> peter: you know. >> bill: god is a catholic not a southern baptist. >> peter: wrong. touchdown jesus? >> bill: you don't have a chance. >> peter: normally you are right but god coaches alabama crimson tide so we might have a little bit of a conflict of interest. role tide. here we come again. >> bill: it was a big game. >> peter:
suspicious? i do. other places it showed. in alabama the representatives charge they were run added of the union the they were being violated. that no ordinary farmer. the elites has run us out. it is very revealing of what democracy has been. they often and made the case what they really wanted was a republic. they did not like the way of politics but they had to play the game but they strongarm it ran through and to then the normal democratic process none of those seceded intel for sumpter was fired upon. even then there were four states that seceded it was incredibly contentious. and the confederacy would fight with the 11 instead of 15. you already see them breaking off as part of the slave south. >>host: did jefferson davis ever win an election? >>guest: he was a senator. he was nominated at the constitutional convention of montgomery alabama. i don't take he did stand for election. but the confederate constitution it was a replica. there was no one term executive that may have spent a five-year to avoid reelection. >>host: professor mccurry was there a lot of political infight
of the storm. waking parts of alabama up with severe thunderstorms and an ef-1 tornado. our reporter, bill pearson, from wear-tv, was there. >> an early morning thunderstorm was powerful enough to cause a tornado and rip the wall off this shopping center, leaving a pile of metal and ins lugs. >> reporter: the snowstorm now moves northeast. tonight, chicago with rain changing to snow and all that wind. then, heavy snow from michigan to west virginia to maine. you know, if you can find any positive inside this powder, the people here in this part of the country tell me, at least it's moisture. remember, they've seen extreme and severe drought for years. diane? >> all right, ginger, reporting in from those slick roads. and for perspective, 87 million of us will be navigating the roads for the holiday, while nearly 6 million of us will be trying to fly. but a lot of airports are struggling tonight, including busy o'hare in chicago and abc's alex perez is there. >> reporter: more than 1,000 flights across the country already canceled tonight. from texas -- >> now i can't get out until the morni
were shot inside a alabama hospital. >> it is a tragic event. >> i 4-year-old was caught in a drive by in missouri and taken off life support yesterday. >> my 4-year-old baby. >> at least 10,000 americans murdered with guns every year. president obama said it is time for real reform right now. i talked to victims and family members and newark mayor and they are all here. enough is enough. p good evening this is our version of a town hall. people on both sides of what very well may be the most important issue in this country. these people have all been touched by gun violence in some way. join the conversation and the debate and have a view. i will ask questions and raise them on air. i want to start in newtown, connecticut where there were more funerals today. few moments ago i spoke to kneel louis. >> jesse was my son and my buddy too. and i'm lost for words. we did everything together. and he had so many favorite spots. where he would go. the diner in town here, the grocery store, for his bagel or fuf muffin in the mornin ing mistyve deli and he would get his school snack. just, i
. they're bracing for more across the region now, and abc's matt gutman is in alabama tonight. >> reporter: the giant tornado carving destruction into the heart of this city. >> christmas day tornado, going through mobile. look at them. that's like two tornadoes. >> reporter: this ef-1 twister, with winds up to 110 miles per hour, exploding into this church, snapping trees and mangling mansions. over 150,000 homes still without power. neighbors joining work crews, offering a shoulder and a hand. tessie and russell johnson held on tight to each other as the twister roared through. and you said it lasted for just a short time? >> yeah, about 30 seconds. that's all it took. >> we were saying i love you a lot. >> yeah. >> reporter: this family also lucky to be alive. ashley and rick, a football coach at this high school, had family over for christmas. suddenly, the skies darkened. you took everybody along with you? >> we took everyone. >> reporter: herded them in there. >> they thought i was crazy. >> reporter: fleeing into the school's fieldhouse. not the christmas you anticipate
is raising the threat of tornadoes. the director of the emergency management agency in alabama says the danger is made worse now because so many drivers are holiday travelers driving in unfamiliar places. michelle miller brings us up to speed. >> reporter: a half-foot of snow caused whiteouts on roads across the texas panhandle. there were near-blizzard conditions at day break in amarillo. 250 miles east, just outside oklahoma city, a 21-vehicle pile-up on interstate 40 stopped traffic for five hours. 12 people were injured. one state over in missouri, salt trucks were busy preparing the roads for expected heavy snowfall. transportation officials mark sheldon warned holiday travelers. >> certainly, those roads are slick. if you don't have to get out, please don't get out. >> reporter: the storm system caused heavy snow in the midwest, brought heavy rains and wind to the south, and shrouded the city of atlanta in fog. at least two reported tornadoes touched down in the houston area. one man was killed when a toppled tree flattened his pickup truck. by mid-afternoon, nearly 70,000 peo
a drugstore in mobile, alabama shows how destructive the tornadoes were. inside the store, shoppers are caught off guard as fierce winds shook the building and ripped products from the shelves. in all, twisters cut across four states. the storm system that created those tornadoes is now up here in maine. it dumped more than a foot of snow and more is on the way. for all the weary holiday travelers that are tuning in tonight, there is better news tomorrow with calmer weather and hopefully all those thousands of flights they'll be able to catch up. however, a brief break, natalie. another storm on the way this weekend. >> exactly. all right, eric fisher in lewiston, maine. thank you so much. where is that storm hded next and what can we expect with the new system? chris warren is at the weather channel headquarters. chris, good evening. >> good evening, natalie. the new system will not be as strong as the one going through right now, but still going to cause significant travel impacts in the northeast this weekend. the most recent storm dropped anywhere from 6 inches of snow to more than a foot
, oklahoma, alabama and arkansas. but that's not the only threat. tornadoes are a big concern along the gulf coast as the storm now moves to the north and east, threatening holiday travel. we have two reports tonight from those who cover it best, our friends at the weather channel. we begin with meteorologist jim cantore in hattiesburg, mississippi. >> reporter: this tornado outbreak is far from over. we've already had damage with injuries off to my south. and we are just under way with this multifaceted storm. there's no reason why birmingham and atlanta will not deal with severe thunderstorms. travel not recommended, arkansas all the way up into kentucky, southern illinois, missouri. that's where the blizzard conditions, nine states right now under blizzard conditions. on wednesday, our severe weather threat shifts over to the carolinas as the snow shifts up to the great lakes, in northern pennsylvania and new york. wednesday night, the low starts to redevelop on the coast pulling the cold air in but not enough to create a major snow event for the northeast i-95 cities. so we should be doi
in florida and alabama. they were being loose on the seas now. the union navy had captured galveston in october 1862 and confederates counterattacked on new year's day. so the momentum of the more it seemed to be reversed. and it took a while before it would swing back. >> craig, jim mentioned halleck's reluctance to involve himself. walk us through the development, the understanunderstan ding of the urgent need for joint domination. >> i was just going to say the broader question, there was no protocol, no understanding and very little experience in history of united states that would allow the navy and the army to work as partners on the singleton. we have to remember the of course the national security act of 1947, post-world war ii phenomenon that created the joint chiefs of staff, secretary of defense. during the civil war, in world war ii there was a secretary of war who was responsible for the army, and secretary of the navy, responsible for the navy who sat as co-equals on the cabinet table and they were members of the coalition press. they were on the same side without a dou
we were telling you about that major tornado that hit mobile, alabama, incredibly emergency crews say no one was badly hurt. >> christmas day tornado going through mobile. oh my god, look, that's the tornado. oh wow, jesus, look at that tornado. >> harris: a first person account to give you chills there. and we are getting a look at some the damage that that twister in the center of your screen caused. this a high school in mobile. that tornado pulled down trees, damaged the roof and windows. we now know the twister was just one of 34 that slammed alabama, texas, louisiana, and mississippi. making this the largest tornado outbreak we have ever seen during christmas. meteorologist nic gregory with fox a here in new york live with us now. nic, what are you seeing. >> harris, we are watching that line of severe storms pushing its way east of the carolinas. prompted storms earlier. yesterday was first time since we have been keeping history records that a tornado touched down in the state of alabama christmas day. this is moving offshore. positive news that line of severe weather is movin
, thunderstorms and tornadoes. check out this twister that touched down in mobile, alabama last night. >> oh my god, look. that's a tornado. oh, wow. oh, jesus, look at that tornado. >> nearly three dozen reported tornadoes trashing texas, louisiana, mississippi and alabama. according to the national weather service, new tornado warnings are in effect for the carolinas at the same time a winter weather system cut power to nearly 200,000 homes and businesses in the south. >> our electricity went out at our house and we're trying to get our generator started. we came to get gas for the generator. >> "the associated press" reports the storm has killed six people across the nation's midsection and moving north and east toward new england set to bring snow, sleet and thunderstorms during the post christmas travel rush. airlines already delaying and grounding thousands of flights nationwide. we have team fox coverage. elizabeth plan is live. first, maria is live in the fox extreme weather center. where is the storm? >> hi, trace. we're tracking the storm system producing more winter weather today and
's a tornado. oh, wow. oh, jesus, look at that tornado. >> that funnel cloud spotd in mobile, alabama. at this hour more than 19,000 people there without power. >> and when it come down we long and seen clean like it was popping off transformers left and right and heard a noise. took off and started walking down here. >> the brutal winds blowing the roof off of homes and knocking down trees which ended up killing 2 people in texas and louisiana. up north blizzard warnings were in effect. oklahoma getting 7 inches of snow all over that state. take a look at that. the weather being blamed for a 21 vehicle pileup on interstate 40. no one was seriously hurt but a woman died in another highway crash nearby. severe weather is moving north. rick is in the weather center tracking the storm. >> what oh storm we got. >> yesterday all of the tornadoes and the snow today we had a repeat of it. the tornado threat i don't think as big as yesterday but it is still there. further off toward the east as the line right here continues to push off toward the east. it is very unstable ahead of it. i will
recognizes the gentlelady from alabama, ms. sewell, for five minutes. ms. sewell: mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize and pay tribute to the life and legacy of an alabama state representative, dr. yvonne kennedy. a lawmaker from mobile, alabama, who passed away sadly on saturday at the age of 67. dr. kennedy was a pillar in the community and a tremendous public servant. she was the epitome of a servant's leader, and she blazed the trails in alabama politics that so many of us now follow. she led by example and was motivated by a drive and a passion for public service and education. i am deeply saddened by her passing and know that her legacy of service will live on. yvonne kennedy was born on january 8, 1945, in mobile, alabama, to leroy and thelma kennedy. at a young age she displayed a commitment to academic excellence and upon graduating from high school earned her bachelors degree from alabama state university, a masters degree from morgan state university, and a ph.d. from the university of alabama. these early accomplishments were the beginning of an illustrious career, both as a l
folks visit. mississippi, alabama, louisiana or florida, they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana seafood is delicious. we're having such a great year on the gulf, we've decided to put aside our rivalry. now is the perfect time to visit anyone of our states. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride, go fishing or just lay in the sun. we've got coastline to explore and wildlife to photograph. and there's world class dining with our world famous seafood. so for a great vacation this year, come to the gulf. its all fabulous but i give florida the edge. right after mississippi. you mean alabama. say louisiana or there's no dessert. this invitation is brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home. >>> back to "hardball." and now to the sideshow. a merry cliffmas from stephen colbert. >> everywhere you go you could see the twinkle in children's eyes because in just a couple weeks the fiscal cliff is coming to town. m
from the interstate near mobile, alabama. the driver wisely stopped and turned around. i want you to listen to the funnel cloud as it approached the city. >> christmas day tornado. going through mobile. oh, my god, look, that's a tornado. oh, wow. oh, jesus, look at that tornado. >> look at that. it caused a lot of damage. and knocked out power to more than 20,000 customers. incredibly, no one was killed, although at least two storm-related deaths were reported elsewhere. but even nature's most destructive forces can have a beautiful side. the storm generated this end-to-end rainbow as it passed near jackson, mississippi. let's get to alexandra steele. >> the legs on this thing are insane. certainly one for the record books. on the snow side and on the severe side, mobile, two tornadoes, one yesterday and then one five days before that. it was the greatest christmas day tornado outbreak on the records, for the record books since records have been kept. in denver, the first white christmas in three years. dallas, the 4 inches of snow. last time that happened, 1926. in little rock,
. it doesn't matter which of our great states folks visit. mississippi, alabama, louisiana or florida, they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana seafood is delicious. we're having such a great year on the gulf, we've decided to put aside our rivalry. now is the perfect time to visit anyone of our states. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride, go fishing or just lay in the sun. we've got coastline to explore and wildlife to photograph. and there's world class dining with our world famous seafood. so for a great vacation this year, come to the gulf. its all fabulous but i give florida the edge. right after mississippi. you mean alabama. say louisiana or there's no dessert. this invitation is brought to you by bp and all of us who call the gulf home. [ticking] >> when steve jobs returned to apple in 1997, the company had just 5% of the computer market and was almost broke. when jobs died of cancer 14 years later, apple was the seco
. spawning dozens of tornadoes in the deep south, one touching down in mobile, alabama sparking explosions. there you saw it as it tracked across the city. in texas a suspected twister destroying several homes and businesses, fortunately nobody seriousl certificate injured seriously. hello i'm gregg jarrett. >> reporter: terrified americans took cover stunned by what they were seeing. i'm heather childress. >> oh, my god, that is a tornado. oh, wow, oh, jesus look at that tornado. look at them, that's like two tornadoes, it's two funnels on the ground. oh, lord. look at there. wow. look at that. dear jesus please keep your hands-on my sister and her family. >> reporter: scary stuff but she kept shooting that video on a cellphone, that was in downtown mobile alabama. the danger is not over yet. right now tornado watches are in effect for eastern, north and south carolina while heavy no and blizzard conditions will impact the ohio valley and northeast. we will have more on that in a live update from maria molina in the fox weather center in a moment. first we go to elizabeth pran live in atl
spring's or brockville, alexander or atlanta. i grew up on a farm in rural alabama about 50 miles from montgomery. outside of the little place called troy. my father was a sharecropper and farmer. back in 1844 when i was solely for your souls, my father had saved $300 that the $300 he got a one acre land. and on this pharmacy lot of card and coin, tenets, callous and chickens. on the farm that was my responsibility to care for the chickens. then i fell in love bracing chickens like no one else could raise chickens. can i sue the hands of those who know how to raise chickens? let's have a little fun here this afternoon. [inaudible] placed him under the second handedly for three long weeks for the little chicks to hatch. some of you may be saying john lewis, how are you able to do so emplace them from time to time another hand would get on the same nest and there would be some more eggs. good to carry fresh eggs from the eggs. do you follow me? you don't follow me. it's okay. it's all right. the check was hatched. we take these chicks and put them in a box with a lantern can erase them o
inside and alabama hospital. a 4-year-old was caught in a drive by in missouri. and taken off life-support justice today. each one of these american was a victim of everyday gun violence that takes the lives of more than 10,000 americans every year. violence that we cannot accept as routine. i will use all the powers of this office to help advance efforts aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. >> that was the president on wednesday morning and no doubt others have been killed since then with fire arms. you all know the story now. a 20-year-old loner armed with semiautomatic pistols, a semiautomatic rifle, walked into a connecticut elementary school, kills 26 children and then himself. prior to that, he fired four bullets into his mother's head. the president has appointed vice president biden to come up with a task force to look of the issues. the president says that he promises real reforms now, but what are the odds on that? >> realistically, we can see a ban on assault weapons. whether that will address the problem, i do not think so. the problem is beyond the assault wea
, causing extensionive damage. thousands of residents lost power in mobile, alabama. the facade was torn off a historic church was 24 hours earlier hosted christmas eve services for hundreds of worshippers. >>> but we turn now to the journey of a lifetime, on a quest in search of an elusive creature known as the unicorn of the sea. it's the narwal, both rare and endangered. what we discovered was a landscape vast and beautiful, and sometimes deadly and one that's changing rapidly. so now an encore presentation of nbc's lindsay davis and producer alex waterfield's journey to the far north, and just getting there was an adventure of its own. >> reporter: it's the middle of the night in the middle of nowhere in one of the most inhospitable places in the world. aside from my guides, i'm all alone. the wind is punishing and the only thing my iphone is good for is taking video. now we're into our third hour . i can't see much through the fog. my three guides are nice, but they're not exactly inspiring confidence right now. what happened? >> it broke. >> reporter: it's broken. we're now down to one
marzullo is here with dramatic images. >> reporter: this is mobile, alabama, you can see what looks like a large funnel cloud. the number has not been verified, 34 apparent tornadoes were reported when severe weather hit the south yesterday that has claimed at least six lives. it was a christmas to remember for all the wrong reasons. >> oh my god that's a tornado. look at that tornado! >> reporter: that was alabama several more of terrifying twisters touched down in texas before moving to wreak havoc in louisiana and mississippi this is the aftermath in pearl river county, mississippi, homes let with gaping holes. >> judging from some of the damage we witnessed today it is a miracle that no one was hurt any worse than they were. >> reporter: that was not the case everywhere. tornadoes aren't the only problem. several people have died due to the storms, falling trees killed people in texas and louisiana. car accidents have claimed lives in oklahoma and arkansas. arkansas is covered in snow and ice nearly 200,000 homes and business are without power. >> electricity went out at our house an
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